Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Good Morning....hard frost...bright sun...the outback looked like a place the headless horseman would ride through....

I don't know where the weatherman got his information, but it sure didn't feel like 50 to me.

The horses went to the inner pasture looking for what teeny weenie grass is there and I finished up chores.  No chance for me to take off their sheets...the wind was frigid.
Around 10, the sky turned blue.

After I put Phoebe and Gucci in the house I went across the street to pick up a dozen eggs.  How convenient is that???  Paula raises Corgis, three of whom greeted me.

This bell is outside her porch door.  It's a good attention getter when someone is needed in a hurry.

We have a sign at the end of our driveway...

For some reason, the rocks there were interesting to me.

Now that our pool is filled in, we have to decide what we want to plant over there...maybe some fruit trees...or a flower garden.  The pool house is now called the Cabin.  We have finally started to get things together.  It will be a studio/workshop during the warm weather...unless we install a wood stove.  Need to take out the filter and pump...doll up the inside...maybe put on a new metal roof. 

The dogs kept me company when I made a quick trip down to the bank and grocery store.  Got back in time for lunch.

At 1:30 my class started and several of the projects were completed.

Sandy finished a pastel drawing of Joe.  Stunning!!!!

She also finished this painting.

Connie is continuing to study pears (in watercolors).

Marcia is finished with her bird.

Dick has started his first acrylic painting of an Iris.

He made a lot of progress today.

Tina finished the 4th side of the wooden box she has been working on.  This really looks like DJ.

After my class I went out to work with Abbe.

Only two more weeks before she goes out for training.

I put her in a bigger bridle and she seems much happier.

A little comfort food for a late dinner....and now....I'm off for the night.

Monday, March 30, 2009


This was sent to me tonight...take a minute to click on the link below.  (you will want to turn off my music first).


This day was as exciting as the grey sky, and I was not motivated to take very many pictures!
There was no beautiful sunrise, so I didn't do anything about that...It was snowing instead of raining when I went out to do chores, so on went the horse's sheets.  As you can see, my assistants were with me.  Mademoiselle (Monkeeee) Gucci was climbing the hay bales in the feed room.
She was only a few inches from the ceiling.

As if that wasn't high enough....

She went higher and her ears did hit it.

What a view.

"I just know there is a mouse under that hay bale."

"Come on Phoebe!"

"You have got to be kidding!  There's no way I can jump the way you do...."

So we finished up the stalls and the horses wandered back to the inner pasture.

Had to go to the Town Hall to finish paying for our town and county taxes, then we stopped at Tractor Supply to pick up three bags of hay cubes.  It's like clock work!

We got three barrels of shavings from a local woodworker, so I spread that in the stalls.  Got things ready for evening chores and went back into the house to start on dinner.

The sky was a little more interesting than it was this morning.

I started roasting some potatoes, carrots and onions in the oven...made a salad and went out to let the horses in.  Gary had grill duty.

I am happy to say that the next week is supposed to be in the 50s.  Need to start working Abbe everyday.